Marcus Stoinis scored a superb unbeaten 89 as Lucknow Super Giants defeated Mumbai Indians by 5 runs in a thriller at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Tuesday.
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field. Lucknow made a strange move by dropping Kyle Mayers and opened with the out of form Deepak Hooda.
The move did not work as Hooda (5) ended up dragging a delivery from Jason Behrendorff to Tim David at mid on.
The left arm pacer claimed two in two when Prerak Mankad (0) nicked one outside off stump to wicket keeper Ishan Kishan.
Quinton De Kock along with Krunal Pandya added 23 runs for the third wicket before the former edged one behind the stumps for 16.
Stoinis along with Krunal steadied the ship with a 82 run stand for the third wicket before the latter had to retire hurt following a mix up.
Australian all rounder Stoinis provided the momentum by smashing Chris Jordan for 24 runs in the 18th over. Marcus scored a scintillating 47 ball-89 to take Super Giants to 177/3 in their 20 overs.
Chasing 178, openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan got Mumbai off to a fantastic start. The pair added 90 runs for the opening stand before the former miscued a big hit off Ravi Bishnoi to Hooda at long on for 37.
Kishan (59) reached a well-deserved half-century but also fell to Bishnoi, pulling the leg-spinner to deep midwicket.
Impact Player Yash Thakur then struck a body blow by dismissing the in form Suryakumar Yadav, dragging an attempted scoop back on to his stumps for 7.
Nehal Wadhera (16) and Vishnu Vinod (2) in trying to up the scoring rate fell to Mohsin Khan and Thakur respectively.
Tim David (32*) smashed Naveen-ul-Haq for two sixes to bring the equation to 11 from six balls. However left arm fast bowler Mohsin held his nerve by conceding just 5 runs to give LSG a famous win.
Lucknow Super Giants 177 for 3 (Stoinis 89*, Krunal 49*, Behrendorff 2-30) beat Mumbai Indians 172 for 5 (Kishan 59, Bishnoi 2-26) by 5 runs